What should be the focus of the physical exam for suspected immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Updated: Jan 11, 2020
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Answer

Like the medical history, the physical examination should focus on the following:

  • Findings that suggest another disease for which thrombocytopenia is a complication
  • Physical signs that suggest serious internal bleeding

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